Whether it is petty theft or violent assault, crime is prevalent pretty much everywhere on the planet, and has been throughout history. Some countries, however, have a much lower crime rate than others. Be it due to their efficient upholding of the law or due to their high-standard living conditions, some countries appear to have a much easier time dealing with crime than others. Let us then take a look at 10 of the safest countries in the world in terms of crimes per capita along with a few other considerations.
Many people consider Cyprus to be one of the most peaceful places in Europe. It is an unique island in that it is very normal for people to leave their doors unlocked even at night. It also has an extremely low rate of crime, which explains why the small country is so popular among tourists. For instance, just 23 people fall victims to homicide in Cyprus each year.